John N. Williams (1952-2019)

John N. Williams, a philosopher who spent much of his career working in Singapore, and who had just last year taken up a position as professor of philosophy at Nazarbayev University, has died. 

Professor Williams held appointments at School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University, the National University of Singapore, the University of West Indies, and was a visiting fellow at Rhodes University. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Hull.

He had interests in epistemology, philosophy of religion, applied ethics, and logical paradox, and was known for his work on Moore’s Paradox.

A group of philosophers from Singapore have authored an obituary, in which they remember him as “ever-inventive, witty, and humorous” and as “a brilliant, funny, gregarious, and humble man.” The full obituary is here. You can learn more about his work here.

(via Michael Pelczar)

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